Date of Birth February 20, 1951
Date Deceased January 30, 2024
Hometown Avoca
Home State N.Y.
Service Date February 9, 2024
Service Time 12 Noon
Service Location Bishop & DeSanto Funeral Home, AVOCA

David L. Mattoon

AVOCA – David L. Mattoon died on Tuesday (Jan.30, 2024) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester after an extended illness.

He was born Feb. 20, 1951 in Avoca, NY.  He is predeceased by his parents Harold Mattoon and Phyllis (Warner) Mattoon. He is survived by his loving wife Paulette (PJ) Aucoin of 37 years, his brothers Lance (Joyce) Mattoon, Brian Mattoon, and his nieces Angela Mattoon, Erika (Mattoon) Wright.

David is a graduate of Avoca Central School class of 1969.

He was in the US Army Reserves from 1971-1977 which included Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. He moved to Texas for 43 years where he met his wife PJ. He worked for Phonoscope in Houston which included the wiring of cable TV for former President George H.W. Bush’s office. He loved boating on Lake Travis, supported Finger Lakes SPCA, and collected R2D2 memorabilia. David was a big Pittsburgh Steelers fan, loved NASCAR, and attended University of Texas football games. He loved his kitties. They returned to Avoca in 2021. He was a member of the Bath American legion, VFW Steuben County Veterans Memorial, Elks Club, and War Dads at Avoca Legion.

The Bishop & DeSanto Funeral Home, 35 Main St., AVOCA is honored provide the funeral service on Friday (Feb. 9, 2024) at 12pm noon, followed by a celebration of Davids life at the Bath American Legion immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Finger Lakes SPCA, 72 Cameron St., Bath, NY 14810.

Online condolences or remembrances of David are welcome in the comment section or on the Facebook page of Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home.

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8 Responses

  1. We both loved David. We grew up with him. He and Larry graduated together. Actually they were very close. Looking back, he was so kind, soft spoken, and always there if you needed him. We are so sorry.

  2. My thoughts and prayers are with David’s family.
    I’m so sorry for your loss. David was a wonderful man🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻❤️

  3. I met David shortly after he came to Houston to work as an electrician. We quickly became best friends along with another friend named O’Neal. We worked together & hung out frequently. David was an awesome friend for my Bday, once gave me a former George Bush Protective Services shirt like he’s wearing in pic above. At some point David decided we needed to call each other by our initals. He as “DL” and I was “JM”. He will be forever missed.

    1. He spoke of you fondly and frequently when we worked together in Houston at Phonoscope. I also did some work with O’Neal and Dave. My condolences to you. Johnny Puente

  4. Dave and PJ took me to my first Longhorns football game. They took me to my first Nascar Race. When I lived in Houston they were my family. Both of us being from small towns we had a lot of the same values. Even though I was from South Central Texas and he was from upstate New York. I loved the New York Yankees and he loved the Houston Astros. Go figure. Will always love Dave. He was like a father to me. Best friend. Brother. Save me a spot partner. I’ll see you when I see you!

  5. Please accept my sincere condolences in the loss of your husband, brother, uncle, & cousin. I grew up with Lance & Candy but remember Dave as being kind, patient, intelligent and a really nice guy. I lived out of state for several years but Phyllis would always update me on Dave’s comings and goings when I visited Avoca. I pray that his celestial transfer was peaceful and joyous. May our Lord provide all of you comfort during this transition of life. Much love,
    Cathy P Rouse-Nicholson RN
    ACS Class of 1970

  6. Dave was my big brother. He was so kind and soft spoken. He was like a big teddy bear. He supported me all my life and when I got divorced, he was there to talk to. He never judged and was a super uncle to my girls. We will miss him terribly. RIP Dave. Love you!

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